Zendaya on Her ‘Spider-Man’ Role, Wholesome Image, Women of Color in Hollywood and More

Zendaya graces the cover of Allure‘s January 2017 issue and opens up to the mag about her life and career, including snagging a role in the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The actress realizes she is still considered a Disney Channel princess for her hit series K.C. Undercover, but as she told Allure, “Plenty of people are like, ‘Why is she still on Disney Channel?’ Well, I waited and waited for the right part, and now I get to be in Spider-Man.” Mic drop.

As for her wholesome image, Zendaya explained, “I’m nice and cool with everybody, but not a lot of people know me very well. I have a very tight-knit circle…I’m just not a social butterfly. I’d rather be home with my family. I’ve never had a desire to drink.”

She recently cleared up some rumors she and Odell Backham Jr. are dating one another.

She added, “There is so much stress in my life…I’ve got family, a lot of people that depend on me and need me. I try to take care of everybody and sometimes that drives you crazy—you want everybody to be OK, and you’re like, Jesus, am I OK?”

Zendaya even had some choice words about being a woman of color in Hollywood. “I ask myself, Would I get the same opportunities — would I have this role or that role — if I were a darker-skinned black women? And the answer is no. But the real thing is how do you take what you’ve been given and use it to better the situations of people that are your peers, your brothers and sisters?” Read the entire interview here.

Spider-Man: Homecoming flies into theaters next summer… watch the first trailer below!